MOSCOW, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Olympic champion Yulia Lipnitskaya hopes for a victory in ladies’ singles at the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi. She told Itar-Tass that she would be training for the singles event in Moscow.
“Olympic medal is very heavy, but beautiful,” Lipnitskaya said. “I hope that I will be able to win a gold medal in the singles competition. Then I will say to myself that I am a good girl,” she noted.
“I have already given a lot of autographs,” she noted. “But all this is like in a cloud now. I did not realise yet what has happened. But I have a dreaming mood after yesterday’s awarding ceremony,” she added.
In an interview with Itar-Tass on Tuesday, Lipnitskaya pledged to be less nervous during the individuals comparing to her performance at the team competitions last week.
“I was very emotional, when I hit the Olympic ice for the first time,” she said. “I believe that I will be less emotional, when I will be performing in the individuals.”
The rapidly rising 15-year-old figure skating star admitted that she still could not believe in being the Olympic champion.
“I still cannot believe in this,” she said. “I do not feel like the winner of the Olympics.”
Lipnitskaya, who comes from the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg, hit the international media headlines last month, when she skated to gold in the Figure Skating European Championships. With less than a month after her European victory, the 15-year-old figure skater grabbed the Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia’s Sochi.
“I am going right from the [Moscow] airport for a training session,” she said. “I will stay in Moscow for the next couple of days. I am thinking about the gold only preparing for the upcoming competitions.